European Commission Announces Winners for 4 2019 Sustainable Mobility Awards

The European Commission has announced the winners of four sustainable mobility awards which recognize activities carried out in 2019 under the theme “safe walking and cycling.”

The winners are:

Krusevac, Serbia – Award for larger municipalities

Kruševac has demonstrated a wide range of activities supported by strong citizen participation and political support from the local government. The city has installed new cycle paths, walkways, public squares, urban parks, and benches;

Karditsa, Greece – Award for smaller municipalities

Karditsa has focused on partnering with organizations such as schools, music academies, government departments, police, fire brigade, civil society organizations and businesses to support sustainable mobility;

Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium – 8th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Brussels-Capital Region has defined its sustainable mobility goals, which include zero road traffic deaths by 2030, restricting car usage, reducing the speed limit to 30km per hour by 2021, and increasing the number of pedestrianized zones; and,

Pontevedra, Spain – First EU Urban Road Safety Award

Pontevedra reduced road fatalities in the city consistently since 1999, achieving zero road deaths between 2011 and 2018. 

Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the winning cities – your actions are powerful examples illustrating the leading role local leaders can play in making our cities cleaner, safer, and more sustainable. I hope this can serve as inspiration for towns and cities who are rethinking their mobility strategies, not least in the wake of the current pandemic.”